Feeling restless as the holidays approach? When you simply can’t wrap one more present or bake one more Snickerdoodle, get a jolt of creativity from these fun classes and workshops.
The Best Winter Workshops & Classes
Skillpop Calligraphy Course
This Charlotte startup recently expanded to Nashville, bringing with it a series of craft-honing classes taught by local professionals. If you missed the Watercolor Holiday Wreaths course on November 28, learn the art of Modern Brush Calligraphy on December 6 at Center 615—the price ($30) includes a brush pen to take home. Stay tuned to Skillpop’s calendar for even more upcoming offerings.
Cheekwood Gingerbread Workshops
Cheekwood is hosting drop-in Family Gingerbread Workshops on December 2 and 16 starting at 9am and Evening Gingerbread Workshops (featuring seasonal drinks) on December 6 and 20 starting at 5pm. Construct an edible masterpiece with ingredients from local bakery Crumb de la Crumb, then stroll through the botanical garden’s annual Holiday LIGHTS exhibit, which features one million twinkling lights. The gingerbread workshops are $65 for non-Cheekwood members and $52 for members; up to five people can contribute to each house. Ticket prices for Holiday LIGHTS vary. Get more details.
Rebel Hill Wreath-Making Class
If your Christmas decor is missing that pièce de résistance, Rebel Hill Florist has a fun DIY solution. At its Fresh Holiday Wreath class on December 5, you’ll make your own front-door decoration under the guidance of floral design experts—and while sipping wine. Admission ($74.95) includes wreath materials, design tools, wine and hors d’oeuvres. To reserve your spot, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Yoga Class & Holiday Open House at Sanctuary
Get in the holiday spirit at Sanctuary for Yoga’s holiday open house and 13th birthday celebration on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Attendees can expect bites, wine, deals, gift wrapping and a free yoga class with Daphne Larkin from 6:00pm to 7:15pm. Get more details.
Craft Love DIY Workshops
Inspired by the paint-and-sip craze, Craft Love’s workshops combine woodworking and a happy hour–like atmosphere. Gather a group and learn how to create your own wall hanging and rustic decor—materials and power tools are included in the $65 class price, but bring your own booze. Upcoming offerings range from Wine, Women and Wood on December 13 and 27 to a recurring DIY Date Night (whether that’s your spouse or your best friend) every Friday. Check out the full calendar.
Little Beats Children’s Yoga Class
This month, Inner Light Yoga and Habitat Yoga’s kid-friendly class gets into the holiday spirit. Bring your three-and-up little one(s) to ILY’s studio on December 19 for a pint-size morning yoga party—it’s $12 per tot. Mats and festive zen provided. Get more information and register.
Painting Classes at Sips n Strokes
Unleash your inner artist at Sips n Strokes in the Gulch. After a little guidance from the instructor, you’ll leave the class with your very own painting to put on your wall or give as a gift. Upcoming paintings range from a festive snowman to Marilyn Monroe to the Nashville skyline. Classes take place almost every day and range from $20 to $35 per person. See upcoming classes.
Whole Foods Salud! Cooking School
The Green Hills Whole Foods doesn’t let its instructional kitchen go to waste—its calendar is packed with demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, wine courses and more. Highlights this winter include seasonal treats for kid chefs, gluten-free holiday baking and New Year’s Day brunches. See the full schedule.
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